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record flooding along the my miss may impact now what you are paying at the gas pump. >> now, there are concerns that the flood waters could cause output at refineries to take a hit. here at home, top oil executives are heading to the hill to answer questions about the high prices. we are also following another scare in the skies for the second time in less than a week. an unruly passenger had tried to open a plane's exit door mid- flight.
fox 5 morning news continues right now. a beautiful start to this wednesday. just such a pretty sunrise this morning. it is 6:00 right now here in the nation's capital and up and down the east coast. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm sarah simmons. before we get to our weather, we want to show some dramatic pictures from along the flooded mississippi river. the riding river continues to wreak havoc across the south. the river crested in memphis yesterday, reaching nearly 48 feet. the levees held in memphis prevent is catastrophic damage but low-lying areas are still feeling the river's wrath. the surge of the river still has many big sees it pass through before even reaching new orleans on may 23rd. devastation there. here, we've had a couple of really, really nice days. we'll see if we can get another one. >> we certainly will. we'll get another couple as a matter of fact. we are not done yet. today, we'll see more sunshine and we will also see very pleasant conditions with
temperatures again into the mid- 70s. not bad at all. let's take a lack at the bus top forecast as you are getting the kid ready for school. sunrise officially occurred just a minute and a half ago. sunrise at 5:59 this morning. there are a few clouds out there. temperatures primarily in the mid an even upper 50s. not a bad start to the day. reagan national, 59 degrees. forecast for today, after some morning cloud, lots of sunshine. another mild and pleasant day with highs right where they should be in the mid-70s. we'll have more detail on the forecast coming up in just a little bit. >> as long as we have a few more sunrises like we're seeing today, it will be worth it. that is for sure. hopefully, not too many people distracted by the sunrise. let's check in to see how
people are moving along. >> it is looking pretty good. no incidents to report at the wilson bridge. traffic flowing freely each way between oxon hill and alexandria. we'll say good morning to the crew in sky fox. they are checking out northbound 95. you will continue the lanes are open and traffic flowing freely down towards the exit for the outer loop. no incidents reported traveling from university boulevard over towards 270. university boulevard, authorities are checking for a crash. traffic on 66 slowing leaving fair oaks headed east towards 123 and again at the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a developing story that we're following this morning. for the second time if less than a week, an unruly passenger has tried to open a plane door mid-flight. >> it happened again late last night on board delta flight -- a delta flight from orlando to boston. state police were waiting at logan international airport for
the passenger. he is now in police custody. officials though say an off had been duty officer on the plane managed to subdue the plan while the flight continued. the unruly passenger now faces charges of interfering with a flight crew solve the a operation iraqi freedom ordered a yemeni man to be held without bail following an attempt to ram the cockpit dash on sunday. the judge called him a threat to the community. crew members and passengers were able to detain him. they claim he yelled god is great. officials say he did not have any lug ask on the flight from chicago to san francisco. -- any luggage on the flight from chicago to san francisco. maryland has a new controversial immigration law. the governor signed a bill at a ceremony yesterday. the bill lets illegal immigrants would meet certain conditions pay in-state college tuition in maryland. opponents say it rewards illegal behavior and wastes taxpayer money on people who
cannot legally be hired in the state. governor o'malley disagrees. >> this will allow us to have a more highly educated work force in our state which is good for all of us. >> afterwards, they cannot get a job legally. they cannot get a driver's license. and they can't vote. so it looks like a bad uninvestment. >> reporter: opponents hope to overturn the law by putting it to a state-wide referendum next year. the bill takes effect june 30th. president obama speaking about immigration in el pass a, texas yesterday. the president talked about how his administering has increased border security but he hocked republicans for not being satisfied. the president also called for congress to work with him on the dream act. >> so one way to strengthen the middle class in america is to reform the immigration system so that there is no longer a missive underground economy that exploits a cheap source of wages while depressing wages for everybody else.
i want incomes for middle class families to rise again. [applause] >> you want prosperity in this country to be widely shared. i want everybody to be able to reach that american dream and that is why immigration reform is an economic imperative. >> the dream act would have allowed people brought to the united states as children to become citizens. that was before congress killed the dream act last year. several members of congress have proposeed a bill to repeal tax breaks for big oil and gas companies. the measure would cut about $2 bill wrong in annual tax break. in turn, that money would go to help pay down the federal deficit. thisdoms as the senate finance committee gets ready to hear from executives of the five oil companies tomorrow on capitol hill. the flooding of the mississippi river threatens to hit oil refineries driving gas prices
back up to $4 or higher. so let's take a look. locally, the district is paying well above the national average cost for a gallon of gas at $4.16 a gallon. maryland is at 3.98. in virginia, drivers are paying $3.87 on average for a gallon of regular. a deadly accident claim the life of a young girl in prince george's county. it happened yesterday in seat pleasant on martin luther king, jr. avenue near gonder avenue. investigators say the 5-year- old girl ran into the street yesterday afternoon and was struck by a car. she was killed. the driver did stay on the scene. the redskins' albert haynesworth pleading not guilty to a sexual abuse charge. an attorney for haines worth entered the plea on his behalf in court yesterday. haynesworth was not there. he is accused of groping a waitress at the w hotel in d.c. earlier this year. the debate over don't ask, don't tell making headline again. what the navy is saying about
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the sphirt shipment. u.s. aid for the lib wrap rebels is arriving today. it is the first load of nonlethal military aid. the state department says it includes 10,000 meals, medical supplies and boots. the delivery comes as the head of the rebels will meet officials here in washington later this week. the u.s. navy now putting a halt on a some of that would have let chaplains perform gay marriages. the navy is issuing a memo saying its earlier decision has been suspended and will undergo a thorough legal review. the post office continues to lose money and fast.
it just reported a loss of $2 billion that is just for the first three months of this year. the post office is also warning unless congress does something, it will not have the cash for certain payments like the billions for health care benefits for future retirees. coming up next, why catching a show or going to a museum here in the district may cost you more as well. soy as we go to break, this streak of nice spring weather continues. another gorgeous look outside this morning but some rain is creeping into the forecast just in time for the weekend. we'll check in with tony coming up in just a minute. we'll be right back.
that other businesses including restaurants could take a hit. the proposed tax would not apply to federal arts organizations like the kent did i center or -- like the kennedy center or the smithsonian. >> every other newser toy is how everything is going to cost us more. people are out of work. people's salaries have been frozen or dropped during the last couple of years. it is all the being done on our backs. it's ridiculous. i'm sick of it. sick of hearing about it. >> i agree. bring us some good news. >> the weather is nice and yes, the we are is free. let's take a look at yesterday's high temperatures across the region. we were well into the 70s. we'll do it again today, boys and girls. reagan national made it up to 76 yesterday. bull des, 75. bwi marshall, 77 degrees for your high yesterday. dulles, 75. this is the most mild start
we've had to any day this week. 58degrees is new. 55 in baltimore. all of these are slightly lower than they were just an hour ago. fredericksburg, 55 degrees. off to the east, cambridge, coming in at 46 degrees, an odd reading there. satellite-radar, now, two interesting things about this morning. number one, a little light precipitation. it is nothing. most of that not hitting the ground. maybe a little sprinkle. you might see it on your windshield for a second. probably don't even have to use the windshield wiper. the rain that we've seen off to the west also moving southward. also will not be impacting us and even the clouds that we have this morning, those are going to push southward as well so we'll see lots of sunshine for the day today. here is the forecast for today. looks like this. after some morning clouds, mostly sunny skies, another
pleasant day. 75degrees for your high. then for tonight, we will see some clouds tonight. we will see comfortable temperatures again, lows in the 50s in town. there will somebody 40s outside of town. five-day forecast, it is great. you will notice we've made a little change to t tomorrow, great, nice, 76 degrees. friday, partly sunny. we had more clouds on friday before and a chance of rain. we've pushed that into the weekend. as a matter of fact, both saturday and sunday, we'll have a chance of showers and thunderstorms. not going to rainthrough all da there will be periods where we could see some showers and thunderstorms. highs around 70. now, let's get an update on traffic. for that, we turn to julie wright. >> i've gait little surprise for you. i think it will put a smile on your face. name this tune. it is appropriate. >> oh, this is easy. >> you got this. >> this is herb albert, rise. >> very good. >> i have this album, the
actual vinyl. >> on vinyl. well, kids, this is what is called playing an instrument. there is no 808 on this. >> is in the real deal. >> this is the real deal. i just thought it was appropriate as we switch over to cameras and you can see the sun rise here. headed up towards seminary road, volume increasing right now. no incidents. just volume. the same for those traveling out to the west off of 66. you will find the traffic volume increasing out of manassas headed eastbound. we'll say good morning to the crew in sky fox. they are hovering above the play over in greenbelt. you will find lanes are open as you travel the beltway between 50 and the bw parkway. traffic volume moving at speed in each direction with no other incidents reported. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. a big deal for microsoft. the company announced yesterday that little buying skype. some analysts think this could make skypeing as widespread as facebook or instant messaging. and accessing skype could get a lot easier too. >> you can see skype incorp.ed
into a lot more devices, tvs, phones, pc's laptops, tablets. you will see the voice messaging service online. big technology news in our business beat. the president has the power to text anybody with a cell phone. >> it could be oprah's next big career move. she says she considering a stint on broadway. oprah says she has been reading plays and even recently met with some reducers in new york. it would not be her first on- stage production. we'll be right back. the kincaids live here.
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emergency alerts take a high-tech turn. first, a good day for the markets. we'll check in with lauren simonetti live in new york with this morning's business beat. >> it was a great day for the markets. we had four down days that quickly turned into four up days if you count today. dow futures are higher here in the u.s. by 31 points. we had the big deal with microsoft buying skype. a good day on wall street. >> any sneak peek on some of the retail earnings news that is expected to come out, what this is going to do for things? >> in about an hour and a half, with hear from macy's, the huge retail giant. they are probably the best positioned out of their competitors to raise prices. they are paying higher prices no fuel. we are going to see how they are able to do that and if the consumer responds. we are thinking the reception will be okay since macy's
shopper is a little more affluent than those at j. c. penney or kohl's. there is news that the president may be able to each all of us by text at any time. talk about that. >> there is an emergency alert system called plan that is currently being worked on where the president who be able to send any text message to any mobile number in the united states to warn us about any sort of emergency from a terrorist attack to a tornado, not just the president who be able to do this but also other local and state officials. all of the cell carriers would reportedly have to upgrade their systems to handle the new technology by april of next year. >> be able to reach us anyplace at any time. lauren simonetti in new york with us for fox business network. thank you. high gas price are a head line that is not going away any time soon. a look at local prices and more on how the record floods on the
mississippi could contribute to record prices at the pump. the. another scare in the skies actually quick thinking and well-prepared passenger takes down a man after he tries to open a plane's exit door mid- flight. the people who walked these streets before us were just like you and me. with hopes. dreams. challenges. today, we do more than just walk the same streets. for a moment, we get to walk in their shoes.
there is a scare in the air once again, second time in less than a week actually, that an ann ruly passenger tried to open a plane's door -- an unruly passenger tried to open a plane's door mid-flight. >> an off-duty officer on the flame managed to subdue the man while the flight continued. state police were waiting for him and he is now in police custody. a federal judge has ordered a yemeni man to be held without
pail calling him a threat to the community. crew members and passengers on the flight claim he yelled god is gate as he went towards the cockpit. he did not have any luggage on the flight. >> let's get to tony perkins with the weather. a beautiful day out there. we should enjoy this because it won't last forever. i want to show you the satellite-radar. there are some differences in today in terms of what it was like the last couple of days. more clouds this morning. you can see it on the satellite- radar there. still bright skies but some clouds out there. we have seen the lightest precipitation possible coming through. it is like a sprinkle and the briefest of sprinkles. current temperatures around the region, it is very pleasant. we went past them but i can tell you we're in the 50s right now. 58degrees here in washington.
forecast for today, we'll see plenty of sunshine. look if a high today of about 75 degrees in town. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. coming up in about 15 minutes, today's edition of ask the weather guys. remember, on monday, we talked about allergies. during the course of that conversation, we were wondering why do we even have allergies. we'll ask an expert today at 6:45. >> it has been a big question here. >> yes, it has. >> lets a check approximate n. -- let's check in with julie wright for the traffic. >> the crew in sky fox going to show you this. as you travel around the beltway near 29 colesville road, the lanes are open but it's slow ride as you continue westbound 495 headed past colesville road and continue around towards georgia avenue. no incidents reported south on 29 coming in from white oak out towards four corners. 95, 295, traffic behaving
nicely. we'll take it back inside. we'll update your ride elsewhere. southbound # 70 coming nut off german -- southbound 270 coming in out of germantown, not a bad commute. 66 on the brake out towards 123. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. flood waters from the mississippi river have forced hundreds of people out of their homes now. the river crested yesterday in memphis, tennessee just inches shorted of reaching a record. some low-lying neighborhoods were flooded but the city's levees held protecting the rest of memphis. the riding waters have swamped the casino town of tunica, mississippi and downstream, vicksburg, baton rouge and new
orleans. flood waters threatening some of the oil refineries as lawmakers on the hill aim to go after the big oil companies. stacy cohan has more. >> reporter: please don't be angry with me. i. just the messenger. i know i had good news earlier this week when everyone was predicting the prices would fall. now, with the flooding across the country, that is not the expected case. average price of gasoline for one gallon of regular unleaded in d.c. is about $4.16. the reason that mississippi flooding is affecting gas prices is there is concern that refineries and shipping will be affected by the flood waters if the flood is moving down south and into louisiana. crude oil futures rose on this
news to over $100 a barrel. it is at $103. 88. this comes as capitol hill lawmakers are ready to ask oil companies why they need these continued tax subsidies. >> if we cannot end subsidies to the five biggest, most profitable corporations in the history of the planet that come from the federal taxpayer, then i don't think anyone should take us seriously about deficit reduction. >> reporter: $2 billion in tax subsidies apparently go to the five large of the oil companies. representatives from the oil companies will object capitol hill tomorrow for a -- will be on capitol hill tomorrow for a hearing during which they will be asked to defend their reasons for needing all that taxpayer money. >> a lot of questions too. thank you. maryland has a new controversial immigration law.
governor mart uno'malley signed it at a ceremony yesterday. bill will allow illegal imgrabts to pay in-state college tuition in maryland if they meet certain conditions. they must attend a maryland high school for at least three years and graduate from there, earn a degree or 60 credits at a community college and prove their parents filed state tax returns during that time while in college. opponents have already started a petition drive to put the law up for a state-wide vote through a referendum. a warning from al-qaeda has the terrorist organization says the u.s. made a big mistake and commited a serious sin by killing osama bin laden. now the group is calling on muslims to avenge his death. an al-qaeda official claims american people will pay the price for the raid that killed bin laden. the statement was posted monday on islamic extremist sites. navy seals took down bin laden. training to be one requires enduring unimaginable conditions. now, a retired navy seal is
giving regular, ordinary people the chance to find out what it takes. >> i know some of you want to quit. >> reporter: don shipley runs the extreme seal experience. in virginia, chesapeake, virginia, don joins us now to talk about it. >> good morning. >> let's talk about what you do. i've watched the videos your web site and on youtube. it is pretty insense tough. who signs up for something like this? >> i lot of young guys, wanna- be seals, special forces rangers. there is nothing like that. they come from other current ruse as well and wanted to join theirs all and a lot of older g looking for that college quarterback game face they had years before. >> kind of a chance to experience what you experience in the military without the long-term commitment, i guess. >> yeah. you got to keep in mind, there
is no assignments or seal team after this. we do the best -- it is a real problem for these guys getting through seal training in the navy. the attrition rate out there is just terrible so we give them a good inside look. it is all run by seals down here, small family business. we put them in front of seals to get those questions answered. do a good job for them. >> how close is what you're doing to what you endured as a navy seal and what today's navy seals are enduring? >> different guys come down here for a lot of different reasons. if i was running aactual seal training, they would be backing ambulances up in here every day. it is very important for me not to hurt one of these young guys, blow a shoulder, blow a knee but it is tough. it is tough on them down here. we show them the worst kind of evolutions that kind of go on. get them in the pool, work them there. the rest of the course is a lot
of mental stress on them. keep them tired through the course and apply that. let's see the decision-making abilities. in the end, these guys will decide, do i share some commonalities with the seal instructors down here and make a better decision on whether to attend seal training in the first place. >> i know you have a course coming up in just a couple of days. since we heard the work about the navy seals did in pakistan, have you gotten more phone calls? >> absolutely. i screen and speak to every single guy that comes down here, make sure he knows what he's getting into. we are getting a lot of traffic from guys like you doing this. so thank you. >> before we let you know. talk just briefly your reaction when you heard it was a team of navy seals that killed osama
bin laden. >> proud as peacocks. very small organization, very, very small and to be selected by the big guys up in d.c. and the joint chiefs of staff, proven track record. very, very proud. when you look at those operations, they only go two ways, zero or hero. the world is watching you and the guys did a good job. >> this time it worked out. don shipley former navy seal. thank you for your time. good luck with the extreme seal experience. >> thank you, sir. >> we'll put that information if you are interested in signing up, testing yourself and your mental and physical ability, it is on our web site, myfoxdc.com. pretty cool. some other top stories we are following now. a federal appeals panel will decide within weeks whether president obama's health care law is constitutional. the three-judge panel heard arguments in two virginia lawsuits aimed at overturning the law. ken cuccinelli says congress overstepped its authority by
forcing people to buy health insurance. president obama appointed two of the three judges hearing the appeal. another issue is heating up between d.c. spubl schools and the teachers union. school says it is excessing over 700 employees. the union pez president claims it doesn't matter what the schools call the procedure, is it still amounts to hundreds of teachers looking for jobs. >> sixty days after the receipt of this excess notice, they will be terminated from the district of columbia schools. >> these are not layoffs. i want to say that again. these are not layoffs. >> 350 teacher union members are being excessed. last year, 79% of those affected found other jobs in the d.c. schools. the rest lost their positions with the school system. a deadly accident claims the life of a little girl in
prince george's county yesterday. it happened in seat pleasant on martin luther king, jr. avenue near gonder avenue. investigators say the 5-year- old ran into the street and was struck by a car. the driver stayed on the scene. redskins defensive tackle albert haynesworth pled not guiltiy to sexual assault charge. his lawyer entered a plea on his behalf. he is accusedded of fondling a waitress at the w hotel in northwest back in february. his attorney attorney says there are several witnesses who will testify that the incident did not happen. president obama and the first lady hosting a poetry event at the white house tonight. >> one of the name on the guest list is causing some controversy. we'll have more on that when fox 5 morning news returns. a
a. rapper and act ire common will be featured when president obama hosts a poetry ceremony tonight. common likely met the president at tribt unite church in chicago and has defended the former pastor reverend jeremiah wright. wright accused the u.s. government of racism. president obama cut ties with him after video of his treferl sermons became a campaign issue. >> seems like a little bit of a stretch? there. welcome back to washington. common was on our show not that long ago. nice guy. >> it is nice weather. we have our stems primarily in the 50s. 57? what's happening. our temperature has just
dropped off. 55 in gaithersburg. 57 in fredericksburg. dulles airport is at 59 degrees. the cool spot is cambridge at 46 degrees. not sure what is going on there. as the you see the chesapeake bay and the potomac river, i do want to mention that there is a coastal flood advisory in effect until 5:00 today. wind are out of the east and that could push some of that water onshore. take a look at the futurecast. here is what we expect to see during the course of the day today. high pressure continues to dominate. we do have some clouds this morning. there have been a couple of sprinkles but really high pressure is controlling things. and we'll see a lot of sunshine again today and dry conditions. the rain that we've seen off to the west v look how it can't move into our region. high pressure really stopping it from getting in here. eventually that breaks down but not until late friday night or early on saturday. forecast for today looks like this. mostly sunny skies. still pleasant. 75 for the high today. another great day, folks. enjoy t tonight, not a bad night. a few clouds. comfortable temperatures, lows in the 50s. i think some of you will be in
the upper 40s for your lows. another wonderful day tomorrow. we'll see a high about 76 degrees with sunshine. friday, partly sunny. we've improved friday's forecast by popular demand. however, saturday and sunday, both of those days bring with them the chance for some rain. right now, we'll call it a 50% chance of some rain showers and thunderstorms each of those days. it is time now for -- we'll do it softie. someone complained and said it is very irritating to me. too loud. this is ask the weather guys where tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your methamphetamine pressing questions, weather- related or otherwise. today is a first for ask the weather guys because the question comes from me. >> really? you can do that? >> we control it and we do it w. it as we see fit. >> at least one question should be from you. >> this generated conversation
here in the office. you remember monday, we talked about allergies and what pollens are in effect right now and all that kind of thing. during monday's segment about allergies and pollen, you wondered aloud while humans are still allergic to the things that occur naturally in the environment. so the question is this. why haven't humans evolve so that we are no longer allergic to the various pollens that occur naturally in the environment? we've been exposed to them for hundreds of thousands of years. what is the point of being allergic to free pollen, ragweed or anything like that. >> did have you to submit that question? >> is that the longest question ever to ask the weather guys? >> it may be. you think after editing other people's questions, i would have edited mine down. we've asked an expert and he has been on the show before. dr.david jung with the institute for asthma and allergy. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> especially super early in the morning. this is a logical question,
isn't it? >> it's logical question. i don't know if there is a point to it. >> excuse me? >> we ask that every day, doctor. >> there is a point to it. >> the point to being allergy ic. allergies are there and on the rise. specifically pollen allergies and food allergy which you didn't actually mention. the most widely flown and largely accepted theory is what we call the hygiene hypothesis. better hygiene, increased cleanliness over time has led to less bacterial and microbe exposure which has changed our immune system so that we are more prone to allergies. >> now, see that kind of makes sense. wouldn't that suggest that we're kind of on a dangerous trend now because now we've got these antibacterial soaps and
tissues and everything where we're kind of becoming little weaklings. >> that is one of the big factor. over the past 50 to 100 years, it has also been the introduction of clean running water, use of of antibiotics, child vaccinations and even the antibiotics that we have in our food that we eat. >> because here is what with the question came from. it seems to me that when you sneeze, you knees ?eez to get dirt and doter particles out of your system. i'm just talking about when you sneeze. usually, when we are allergic to something or when we have a bad reaction to something, it is the boyy's mechanism to protect itself and all of this. but if these pollens are out there naturally and we've been around them forever, it would seem that it who be more helpful for we weren't lidgeic to that sort of thing. >> that was my point earlier. there is sort of a natural or protective thing about the allergies. but it is one these changes that we can't seem to fight.
it is these environmental factors along with the genetic fact ires that lead to this persistence. >> okay. >> so. >> i think we're stuck with it. >> yeah, we're stuck with t and my observation is an astute one. >> can you name the perkins principle the next time you doctors get together. >> well, no one else was saying it. >> i have a question. this area is considered one of the worst parts of the country for people suffering from allergies, correct? >> that is correct. >> now, care as not originally from here and we always hear if you are not from here and you move here, eventually you probably will develop allergies. >> i have things that bother me that never bothered me before. >> the studies that the hygiene hypothesis were based were based on comparisons between people would lived in rural
areas on farms versus people who lived in more urbanized areas. it was the people would lived on the farms that seemed to have less of an issue. as you move to more urbanized areas, you are exposed to differences in pollen levels and air quality and air pollution and there are various factors associated with living in a more modernized area that seems to have an increase in allergies. >> very good. all right, doctor. thank you so much. >> i want to say you have a very calming influence. you who be a good doctor to go see. >> good bedside manner. >> well, thank you. >> now, if you have a question -- and thank you for coming in early in the morning too. >> if you have a question you wanted answered. go to myfoxdc.com and click on the weather tab. what is the song? oh, lovely day. now, i want to let you know about something else we've been promoting here. it is coming up. next tuesday, man, are we ready
for this, tuck officer. >> not yet. >> we will be. tucker and -- next tuesday, man, are we ready for this, tucker? >> not yet. >> we will be. tucker and i will be ready. there has been a lot of prep for this. school kids from all around the region have been invited to come for a special weather presentation and you can stay for the game. interested schools can find more information at this web site. you go to nationals.com/weather day. >> hope you get good weather for that thing. >> probably start of of with what do you want to know, kids? >> we have a better program than that. >> hey, thanks for being here. >> let's talk about the perkins principle. >> lats go to julie wright and get a look at traffic. >> we're taking it outside and the crew in sky fox, we're checking for a crash out in centreville. so far, they have come up empty
handed. they had a police officer on the soldier. they had a police officer on the shoulder. 66 will slow as you continue east. traffic slows again as you approach 13 in 13 -- 123 in industry anti. inbound new york avenue on the brake as you travel from northeast to northwest. problems right now up in montgomery county. we do have reports of a serious crash that is going to tie up 108 in each direction at annapolis rock road. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. & amazing grace, how sweet -- >> two more local singers competing. she was in our studios yesterday as was pp from college park. both performed for our panel of judges. see how they did under pressure. >> they are all so good.
it will be difficult to make a choice. >> fun to watch though. something else that is pretty cool. vintage cars, motorcycles and a type of racing that you've seen most likely on the big screen. >> it is a dream job come fruit for anyone with a need for speed. you're kind of jealous today. >> i am a lot jealous today. >> it is coming up in our next hour. our offbeat experts week continues. we are in west virginia at summit point motor sports and racing. it looks like fun if you like the excitement. we'll be right back.
>> reporter:ood morning, everybody. i'm holly morris. and today we had to come all the way to west virginia to find our off-beat experts. and let's just say they are fast and furious. you get my drift? we are live this morning at summit point motor sports and as you can see these guys are experts at racing.
going fast, feeling the need for speed is what they do. we're not only talking about drifting, we're going to do some go-karting and vintage car racing, but sarah on our off- beat expert coolness scale, this is off the charts. >> reporter: it is off the charts. >> we can't wait to see you behind the wheel. let say good morning to our facebook fan of the day. it is paul brown, jr. hello, handsome. he said you guys are the best. we thank you for that. to be tomorrow's fan of the day search us on facebook and post a comment under paul's photo. that does it for the 6:00 hour. now let's send it over to allison who is joining steve. good morning. >> good morning, sarah. thank you so much. coming up on fox 5 morning news today, massive flooding along the mississippi river has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and now